I had a funny thing happen a couple weeks ago. I was looking at concert listings to fill out my monthly calendar for May, and I happened upon the Old Town School Of Folk Music’s page for a series of shows The Mountain Goats are playing at the end of the month. Each show is being opened by Erin Rae, of whom I had never … Continue reading Erin Rae-Putting On Airs
The title of Katie Toupin‘s debut EP evokes a kind of fantastical vision of a faraway land full of adventure and excitement. Instead, it’s the name of the recording studio in Los Angeles where the record was recorded live-truly an adventure in it’s own right. This is a confident and passionate performance of Toupin’s first new music since departing from indie rockers Houndmouth in 2016. … Continue reading Katie Toupin-Moroccan Ballroom
Monday mornings are always rough, but winter Monday’s are especially painful. It’s days like these I’m thankful for the good folks at Merge who always seem to have something new in my inbox to get my week going. This new single from H.C. McEntire is hitting all the right notes for me, so maybe today won’t be so bad. Almost left behind until Kathleen Hanna … Continue reading H.C. McEntire-“Quartz In The Valley”
I’ve been a fan of Ryan Joseph Anderson for a long while now. I first came across him as a guitarist in Michele McGuire’s band back in 2012. Then I saw him open a couple shows as a solo act, appearing with a backup vocalist. Most recently I caught him, once again on guitar, playing one of the most splendid guitar solos I’ve seen along … Continue reading Ryan Joseph Anderson-City Of Vines
You know summer is coming when The Hideout announces A Day In The Country. This is the 10th anniversary of the one-day festival, celebrating musicians from all forms of Country music. Curated by Lawrence Peters of The Lawrence Peters Outfit, music fans will enjoy everything from Americana and Honky Tonk to Western Swing. Plus, Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale will be performing songs from his 30+ … Continue reading A Day In The Country Turns 10!